HI everyone! I'm technically in the Western Mass area but Springfield is the biggest metro-area near me so I guess it's better for more people like you to find me and this post!
My name is Dulari Patel and I have been working in the commercial real estate sector for the past couple years. I have just now graduated college and have moved back into the Western Mass area.
I am hoping to get into wholesaling, RE investing for SFH and MFH, and also become a mentor one day and give back to to people just like me.
My end goal would be RE Investing on different levels - no limiting myself to SFH or MFH (as of right now).
My interest in real estate investing started with a position I took as an Assistant Manager turned Prop Manager turned Admin Assistant and everything put together into a hodge-podge position. That position lit a fire in me that has been hard to ignore and I haven't stopped consuming as much REinvesting material I can get my hands on, since. That's how I found BiggerPockets! I just googled my way here. And not gonna lie, reddit ultimately convinced me to make the account and stick around on BP.
My hope within the next 1-2 months would be to find a REinvesting mentor in my area willing to take me under their wing in exchange for free work from a very capable girl like myself.
If you're also new on the site, reach out to me and we can talk! I love bouncing information and ideas with like-minded individuals. All my friends in the area are in medicine. I'm the only one out here hacking away at RE investor's doors hoping for someone to let me get a foot in the door. I welcome all newbies like myself to say hi! We're all in this together :)
Welcome to BP.
For your investing career, are you only focusing on Western Mass? Or are you open to investing in other markets?
Welcome @Dulari Patel ! I am nearby, in Windsor Locks, CT. I am also in the property management space in Western MA, including Westfield and Springfield. Reach out sometime, I am sure we can be a valuable resource to each other.
I am not sure what kind of mentorship you are looking for, but I do own rentals of my own, and have considered taking on help in my property management business.
Hope to see you around!
@Zach Olmstead Hi Zach, thanks for reaching out! I am looking to learn and pick up the skills necessary to basically be able to move around and buy in different states. I went to undergrad in the Midwest and that real estate SFH and MFH market has me like none other. I see you're an Agent in Florida. How is it down there?
@Filipe Pereira Thanks for the welcome! Glad to be here :)
I am mostly looking to learn from/shadow someone doing what I want to do long term - SFH and MFH rental prop's, flips, rehabs, and the like.
I have only had commercial experience and even that, was limited by a corporate entity in regards to needing to adhere to procedures and guidelines when rehabbing/updating.
I would love to talk with you more. Thanks for reaching out Filipe!
@Dulari Patel Sure thing! Gotcha, ok that makes sense!
The Florida market is going crazy right now. In general, the Tampa area the cash flow is pretty solid, definitely up there, although not quite at the midwest level. Very affordable compared to the rest of the country, with an incredible quality of life.
Hey Dulari -
Seems we have similar interests. I am also in commercial real estate as a property manager. In addition I am a realtor based here in MA and an investor.
I’d be more than happy to assist you with any questions that you have.
@Dulari Patel so what's going to be your first move to jump in?
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